13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hellnar Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Ingjaldscholskirkja, then kick back and relax at Skardsvik Beach, then explore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hellnar trip site .

London, UK to Hellnar is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hellnar

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Skardsvik Beach, Olafsvikurkirkja
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, and then see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hellnar to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Husavik, Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Transportation Museum at Ystafell ©
Sigurgeirs Bird Museum ©
Sigurgeirs Bird Museum

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

Plan my day in Hof using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 7 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hof, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nupsstadur, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, then immerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur online visit planner .

You can drive from Hof to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar
Nupsstadur ©
Nupsstadur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Crashed DC 3 Plane, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrafoss.

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Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Hraunfossar and Yntri Tunga Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grotta Lighthouse and The Settlement Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, steep yourself in history at Hannesarholt, see the interesting displays at Reykjavik Maritime Museum, and stop by Nordic Store.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, Reykjavik is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Hraunfossar, Yntri Tunga Beach, Hvalsneskirkja
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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